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Mookalafalas
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Jun 28, 2015 00:37 |  #4381

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Jun 28, 2015 09:19 as a reply to  @ Mookalafalas's post |  #4382

^^^Great shots, and sharp corner to corner!


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Jun 28, 2015 12:24 |  #4383

Nice shots Mookalafalas. I like your conversion to b&w and post processing.


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Jun 28, 2015 19:49 |  #4384

Thanks guys:-)
For conversions I use Silver Effex pro. Wonderful software.
As for sharpness, I NEVER focus with this lens by looking through the viewfinder. I generally just put it between 1 and 2 meters and I'm done "focusing". I just saw someone in the "buy and sell" forum who wants to trade this lens for "your UAW lens". It made me sad. This is the only lens I never have a focusing problem with:lol:


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Jun 30, 2015 05:00 |  #4385

I´am thinking about buying UWA lens, i´am deciding between Canon 16-35f/4 and this wonderful lens, but don´t know if additional 2mm are worth it. Have anyone tested those lenses side by side?

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Jun 30, 2015 06:04 as a reply to  @ palad1n's post |  #4386

I haven't, but you may want to consider this baby as well. Here is the "Summary" page of the lenstip review.

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Jun 30, 2015 09:04 as a reply to  @ palad1n's post |  #4387

It depends on your intended use. I just went through this debate myself (but from the perspective of already owning the Rokinon 14mm). I bought the 14mm Rokinon for a trip out west specifically to use for shooting the Milky Way, star trails and timelapses primarily because it's sooo good for that, and it's relatively cheap. I was missing coverage between 14 and 24 on full frame though, so I was debating between the Tamron 15-30 and the Canon 16-35 f/4. The thought with the Tamron was that I could sell the Rokinon since the difference between 14mm and 15mm wouldn't be enough for me to justify carrying an additional lens.

Ultimately I ended up going with the Canon 16-35 f/4 and keeping the Rokinon 14mm for astrophotography purposes. The lack of filter capability on the Tamron 15-30 and the fact that it's not as good as the Rokinon at 15mm and f/2.8 (specifically regarding coma) sealed the deal for me to buy the Canon.

The Rokinon is a wonderful lens, but I found it to be often times *too* wide (the jump from 24mm to 14mm is quite...extreme), which is why I wanted something more general purpose.

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Jun 30, 2015 09:38 |  #4388

I don´t use extreme UWA lens that often, so Tamron would be kinda overkill for me.

I probably end up buying samyang/rokinon first for playing/testing new extreme possibilites and 16-35/f4 IS later same as btweller did.

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Jul 01, 2015 08:25 |  #4389

I struggled with the 14 vs 16-35F4IS for months. 14 is definitely more dramatic, horrible star bursts, both similar sharpness. Based on camera settings, I think the 16-35 can do astro as well, but the rok 14 does indeed do it very well.

I had the budget for the 16-35 last year, even shot with my brothers copy for a while, but always yearned for something wider. That took higher priority than the zoom factor...... so I chose the rok 14 + 24-70. I couldnt be bothered with the missing 15-23.

now that times have changed, I do find the total package in the 11-24. Just saving up for it, it's my dream lens, and I will own it. For now, rok 14 will do:

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Jul 01, 2015 17:26 |  #4390

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Jul 02, 2015 12:06 |  #4391

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Jul 02, 2015 23:51 |  #4392

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Jul 08, 2015 05:14 |  #4393

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Jul 13, 2015 10:15 |  #4394

Long exposure at 37,000ft.
It's slightly blurry but with a bit of sharpen in post, it looks decently sharp.

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Jul 13, 2015 10:20 as a reply to  @ golfcharlie's post |  #4395

Well that just earned a Flickr follow. :-)

This is phenomenal!




  
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